I love this city, I hate it sometimes, too. In an effort to keep track of my feelings about the Big Apple during my time here I try my best to chronicle them in a letter to this crazy place. Welcome to Dear New York–a series posted monthly on the anniversary of the date I moved here.
My whole life I feel like I’ve been waiting on being here with you. The last four years, especially. And now I’m here.
I don’t know if you noticed but I redid the blog. Just for you.
I didn’t feel like the website served me anymore. Or gave insight into my growth as a person. I’ve always been a personal style blogger with an emphasis on the person.
I know everyone thinks this of their friends, but…
Mine are really some kind of amazing.
Two Fridays ago, Yasmein took me on a walking tour of Grand Central Station and the surrounding areas because she knows I’m a history geek who would eat something like that up.
Except, so did she.
I’ve been watching nothing but The Newsroom on HBOGo and Netflix movies where Edith Head served as the costume designer. I made a list of the films she worked and I am determined to watch them all. Starting with Funny Face, Roman Holiday, Rear Window, Sabrina, and What a Way to Go.
‘Why Don’t You’ is my weekly tribute to legendary editor Diana Vreeland who penned a column of the same name for Harper’s Bazaar for 26 years begging, “Don’t just be your ordinary dull self. Why don’t you be ingenious and make yourself into something else?”
For her fall 2014 collection, Miuccia Prada was reportedly inspired by The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, a 1972 German film revolving around a fashion designer. The film’s influence is evident in the metallics, rich dark tones, and shearling that appeared on Prada’s runway. Basically, the ’70s are back.
One item in particular seems to have caught fashion folks’ eye: a skinny scarf.
Perhaps it looks Wilde-ly familiar to you?
Here on The City, we are all about cultivating personal style, luckily, we can look to some of our favorite celebrities for a few style lessons.
I’d seen Mira Duma all over the Internet before I knew who she was, or what she was famous for. I just knew that she was my height–or, so it appeared–with hair that was both chic and messy, and she always looked impeccable. A little research told me that she was Miroslava Duma, a former editor at Russian Harper’s Bazaar, who now runs Buro 24/7, the fashionable, Russian version of the Huffington Post. Duma is also the digital director of TSUM (a fancy Russian department store on the order of Bergdorf Goodman). And when she isn’t hard at work on her site, she’s more than likely posing for street style photographers or actual fashion campaigns for Oscar de la Renta’s collection for The Outnet, Roger Vivier or Ferragamo.
Though the-28-year-old stands a just a little over 5 feet, she reads taller than she actually is, giving me so many ideas for looks to try. I won’t even try to hide the fact that I’m obsessed with her (and she may or may not have taken over my Style-piration board on Pinterest). Let’s examine her style, shall we?